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    Parking Lot 2 at the NPS Visitor Center will be closed for major repairs from Aug. 18 through Sept. 14. Gettysburg Tour buses, ACTA, and shuttle to Eisenhower NHS will run from a station on the east side of the building. More »

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  • 01/11/2014

    A fight at close quarters at Gettysburg.
    Location: Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023

The Civil War in 1864
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2014

Today's Program: General U.S. Grant tries to win the war in '64, with Matt Atkinson

General Grant received overall command of the entire Union war operation in 1864.  Until this point in the war, Union strategy had been effectively without concert of action.  Grant sought to correct this by ordering offensives across the entire Confederacy in the spring of 1864 in an attempt to overwhelm the Confederate armies and end the war.  Join Ranger Matt Atkinson as we explore the successes and failures of the Union war effort.

This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 9 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

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